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Alfalfa

Find articles on alfalfa planting, stand establishment and crop management to help you achieve your production goals.

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How much money do I have in each bale? What does it cost me to produce an acre of hybrid bermudagrass? How do I calculate my equipment and labor costs?

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Hay producers are often focused exclusively on cash costs or variable costs of production such as fuel, repairs, fertilizer, hired labor and rent. Whereas, the fixed costs of depreciation and interest on equipment are often ignored.

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Undoubtedly, the most important influence on dairy farm profitability is forage quality. But what metrics of forage quality are most important? What metrics of forage quality are most important to you and your nutritionist?

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Crop farmers are embracing technologies prior generations didn’t even dream possible. Alfalfa seed production is no exception, and this very specialized production niche could soon benefit from new tools that help alfalfa seed producers plan for more efficient, more consistent pollination and seed set.

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Weed management in alfalfa poses significant challenges for many producers. Conventional herbicide options are limited, both in number and how they can be used.

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Now that the baleage is made, take some time to inventory the forage in your baleage and decide how to use it to its best benefit.

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